North Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus Stenolepis), Alaskan Halibut
This Northern Halibut is wild-caught by fisher people up off the Canadian and Alaskan borders. Compared to local California Halibut, Northern Pacific Halibut has a higher fat content which permits it to be more forgiving when grilling or searing. Halibut is a white fish with a mild flavor and a slightly sweet taste.
Alaskan fisheries use a bottom line with circle hooks (instead of single or double barbed hooks) to catch these fish. This method of fishing decreases mortality rates when non-target animals are caught. Alaskan Halibut is managed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) which has stated that its population has continued to grow since 2013. However, it is important to note that the population declined from 1997 to 2013.
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.